Save Our Furry Friends: Orangutans in Borneo

Written by young Rainforest activist, W. Hatch (age 11)


Do you like monkeys or apes? Well, an orangutan is just the animal for you. Orangutans live in Borneo. Borneo is full of palm oil trees called the yellow meranti. Sadly, their homes are being torn apart. And without those trees, orangutans aren’t safe. With some small acts of kindness, we can do something big.




Rainforest land is being destroyed for palm oil production in Borneo.


How we can help

The best way to help is by no longer buying items with palm oil, so here is a list of things that could potentially have palm oil:

  • Shampoos

  • Nutella

  • Boxed cookies

  • Lipsticks

  • Chocolate

  • Pizza dough

  • Ice Cream

  • Ramen noodles

Not everything on this list always has palm oil. So, make sure to check the back if you do decide to buy it.

More about Orangutans I know some people will feel like they shouldn’t save something they don’t know too much about, and that’s why I’m here. Orangutans are red or orange-haired apes with long limbs great for climbing trees. Every night they make nests in the trees. Male orangutans live alone, and female orangutans live with their children until they are old enough. Orangutans eat leaves, fruits, and nuts. Only 57,000 are estimated left on Borneo.


Please consider saving the forests in Borneo with this small act and share the news with everyone.


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